Chapter 2: Post-Modernism, or art that is aware of itself as art. This is examined through the lens of The Sims.
Chapter 3: Our collective habit of viewing people through and wanting to be viewed as one dimensional labels. Way to go The Real World!
Chapter 4: Quality vs. cool, or why Billy Joel's Glass Houses is better than anything Springsteen has ever put out.
Anyway, the book is filled with amazing pop culture references and comparisons, which are right up my ally. But, in the midst of all of the talk about movies and tv shows, two sentences have made me stop and think about them for a while.
"...it's "lonely lonely," like the way it feels when you're being hugged by someone and it somehow makes you feel sadder." Something about the way Klosterman phrased this was so powerful to me. It immediately brought to mind two hugs that felt exactly like that.
Who would have thought that, in the middle of such a treasure trove of pop culture goodness, you could find such deep thoughts...